Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging 2020 Oct 15;2(5):e200011. Epub 2020 Oct 15.
Department of Cardiology, Clínica Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina (I.M.R.); Department of Cardiology, Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas Norberto Quirno, Buenos Aires, Argentina (I.M.R., M.M.); Department of Surgery, Fundación Hospitalaria, Private Children's Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina (M.M.F., G.B.M., L.T.); Department of Cardiovascular Imaging, Diagnostico Maipú, Av. Maipú 1668, Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina (C.C., P.C., G.A.R.G.); and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina (G.A.R.G.).
Purpose: To explore stress echocardiographic findings among patients with pectus excavatum (PEX) and their relationship with malformation severity.
Materials And Methods: A prospective registry involving consecutive patients with a diagnosis of isolated PEX referred to undergo chest CT and stress echocardiography to evaluate surgical candidacy and/or to define treatment strategies was developed. Malformation indexes were evaluated using chest CT. Read More